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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

John R. Stommel

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Differential inheritance of pepper (capsicum annum) fruit pigments results in black to violet fruit color - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Pushko, M., Haynes, K.G., Whitaker, B.D. 2014. Differential inheritance of pepper (capsicum annum) fruit pigments results in black to violet fruit color. Plant Breeding. DOI:10.1111/PBR.12209.
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Tomato - (Book / Chapter)
Liedl, B., Labate, J.A., Stommel, J.R., Slade, A. 2013. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Tomato. Boca Raton, FL: Science Publishers. 520 p.
Genetic diversity in morphological characters and phenolic acids content resulting from an interspecific cross between eggplant (Solanum melongena) and its wild ancestor (S. incanum) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prohens, J., Whitaker, B.D., Vilanova, S., Hurtado, M., Blasco, M., Plazas, M., Gramazio, P., Stommel, J.R. 2013. Genetic diversity in morphological characters and phenolic acids content resulting from an interspecific cross between eggplant (Solanum melongena) and its wild ancestor (S. incanum). Annals of Applied Biology. 162:242-257.
Genetic diversity in Capsicum baccatum is significantly influenced by its ecogeographical distribution Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Albrecht, E., Zhang, D., Saftner, R.A., Stommel, J.R. 2012. Genetic diversity in Capsicum baccatum is significantly influenced by its ecogeographical distribution. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 13:89.
Characterization of interspecific hybrids and backcross generations from crosses between two cultivated eggplants (Solanum melongena and S. aethiopicum Kumba group)and implications for eggplant breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prohens, J., Plazas, M., Raigon, M.D., Stommel, J.R., Vilanova, S. 2012. Characterization of interspecific hybrids and backcross generations from crosses between two cultivated eggplants (Solanum melongena and S. aethiopicum Kumba group)and implications for eggplant breeding. Euphytica. 186:517-538.
Genetics - (Book / Chapter)
Stommel, J.R., Albrecht, E. 2012. Genetics. In: Russo, V.M., editor. Peppers: botany, production and uses. Cambridge, MA: CABI. p. 29-57.
Eggplant relatives as sources of variation for developing new rootstocks: effects of grafting on eggplant yield and fruit apparent quality and composition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gisbert, C., Prohens, J., Raigon, M., Stommel, J.R., Nuez, F. 2011. Eggplant relatives as sources of variation for developing new rootstocks: effects of grafting on eggplant yield and fruit apparent quality and composition. Scientia Horticulturae. 128:14-22.
Yield variation among clones of lowbush blueberry as a function of kinship and self-compatibility Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bell, D.J., Stommel, J.R., Rowland, L.J., Drummond, F. 2010. Yield variation among clones of lowbush blueberry as a function of kinship and self-compatibility. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135:259-270.
Yield variation among clones of lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) as a function of kinship, self-compatibility, and combining ability - (Abstract Only)
Bell, D.J., Rowland, L.J., Stommel, J.R., Zhang, D., Drummond, F.A. 2010. Yield variation among clones of lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) as a function of kinship, self-compatibility, and combining ability. BARC Poster Day.
First report of Oidiopsis taurica causing powdery mildew outbreak on pepper in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, R.W., Stommel, J.R., Wanner, L.A. 2009. First report of Oidiopsis taurica causing powdery mildew outbreak on pepper in Maryland. Plant Disease. 93:1222.
Transcription Factor Families Regulate the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway in Capsicum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lightbourn, G., Winkel, B., Griesbach, R.J., Stommel, J.R. 2009. Transcription Factor Families Regulate the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway in Capsicum. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:244-251.
Inheritance of fruit, foliar and plant habit attributes in Capsicum L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2008. Inheritance of fruit, foliar and plant habit attributes in Capsicum L. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 133:396-407.
Capsicum Annuum L. Midnight Creeper and Solar Eclipse - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2008. Capsicum Annuum L. Midnight Creeper and Solar Eclipse. HortScience. 43:939-942.
Capsicum Annuum L. Lil' Pumpkin and Pepper Jack - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2008. Capsicum Annuum L. Lil' Pumpkin and Pepper Jack. HortScience. 43:935-938.
Effects of Anthocyanin and Carotenoid Combinations on Foliage and Immature Fruit Color of Capsicum Annum L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lightbourn, G., Griesbach, R., Novotny Dura, J., Clevidence, B.A., Rao, D.D., Stommel, J.R. 2008. Effects of anthocyanin and carotenoid combinations on foliage and immature fruit color of capsicum annum l. Journal of Heredity. 99:105-111.
Regulation of Anthocyanin gene expression in capsicum: A member of the Solanaceae family - (Abstract Only)
Lightbourn, G., Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2007. Regulation of Anthocyanin gene expression in capsicum: A member of the Solanaceae family. Meeting Abstract, p.32.
Genetic basis for genotype-environment interactions influencing flavonoid gene expression in Capsicum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lightbourn, G., Griesbach, R., Stommel, J.R. 2007. Genetic basis for genotype-environment interactions influencing flavonoid gene expression in Capsicum. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 132:824-829.
Gene Expression in the Star Mutation of Petunia x Hybrida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griesbach, R.J., Beck, R.M., Hammond, J. and Stommel, J.R. 2007. Gene Expression in the Star Mutation of Petunia xhybrida Vilm. 132:680-690.
Tomato - (Book / Chapter)
Labate, J.A., Grandillo, S., Fulton, T., Munos, S., Caicedo, A., Peralta, I., Ji, Y., Chetelat, R., Scott, J.W., Gonzalo, M.J., Francis, D., Yang, W., Van Der Knaap, E., Baldo, A.M., Smith-White, B., Mueller, L., Prince, J., Blanchard, N., Storey, D., Stevens, M., Robbins, M., Wang, J., Liedl, B., Oconnell, M., Stommel, J.R., Aoki, K., Iijima, Y., Slade, A., Hurst, S., Loeffler, D., Steine, M., Vafeados, D., Mcguire, C., Freeman, C., Amen, A., Goodstal, J., Facciotti, D., Van Eck, J., Causse, M. 2007. Tomato. Book Chapter. In: Kole, C. editor. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants. Volume 5 Vegetables. NY. Springer Publishing Co. p. 1-125.
Inheritance of Value Added Traits in Capsicum - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J., and Griesbach, R.J. 2007. Inheritance of value-added traits in Capsicum. HortScience. 42:1006(abstract).
Influence of Cultivar and Harvest Method on Postharvest Storage Quality of Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.L., Stommel, J.R., Fung, R.W., Wang, C.Y., Whitaker, B.D. 2006. Influence of cultivar and harvest method on postharvest storage quality of pepper (capsicum annuum l.) fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 42:243-247.
A Transcription Activator Complex Differentially Regulates Capsicum Anthocyanin Pigmentation in Response to Environment and Pathogen Infection - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J.R., Lightbourn, G., Griesbach, R. 2006. A transcription activator complex differentially regulates Capsicum anthocyanin pigmentation in response to environmental and pathogen infection [abstract]. Solanaceae International Congress Proceedings. p.250.
Black Pigmentation in Capsicum - a Biochemical and Molecular Account - (Abstract Only)
Lightbourn, G., Griesbach, R., Stommel, J.R. 2006. Black pigmentation in Capsicum - A biochemical and molecular account [abstract]. HortScience 41: 1027.
Capsicum Annum: a Model for Elucidating Gene Regulation in the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway - (Other)
Lightbourn, G., Winkel, B., Griesbach, R., Stommel, J.R. 2006. Capsicum annuum: A model for elucidating gene regulation in the anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway [abstract]. Seventeenth Annual BARC Poster Day. Abstract #22, p. 31.
Tomato Fruit Firmness Attributes in Hybrids from Crosses Between Solanum Lycopersicum and S. Lycopersicum X S. Galapagense Derived Parental Genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J.R. 2006. Tomato fruit firmness attributes in hybrids from crosses between solanum lycopersicum and s. lycopersicum x s. galapagense derived parental genotypes. [abstract]. Tomato Breeders Roundtable Proceedings. p.36.
Genetic Enhancement of Tomato Fruit Nutritive Value - (Book / Chapter)
Stommel, J.R. 2006. Genetic enhancement of tomato fruit nutritive value. Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops. 2:193-238.
Compatibility of the Biocontrol Fungus Fusarium Oxysporum Strain Cs-20 with Selected Fungicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fravel, D. R., Deahl, K. L., and Stommel, J. R. 2005. Compatibility of the biocontrol fungus Fusarium oxysporum strain CS-20 with selected fungicides. Biological Control. 34:165-169 .
Inhertance of Elastic and Viscoelastic Components of Tomato Firmness Derived from Intra and Interspecific Genetic Backgrounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Abbott, J.A., Campbell, A., Francis, D.A. 2005. Inheritance of elastic and viscoelastic components of tomato firmness derived from intra- and interspecific genetic backgrounds. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130:598-604.
Black Pearl: a New Ornamental Capsicum - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2005. 'Black Pearl': A new ornamental Capsicum [abstract]. Hortscience 40:1003.
Pepino Musaic Virus: Variability in U.S. Isolates - (Abstract Only)
Maroon Lango, C.J.M., Guaragna, M.A., Jordan, R.L., Hammond, J., Bandla, M., Marquardt, S., Stommel, J.R. 2005. Pepino mosaic virus: Variability in U.S. isolated [abstract]. Hortscience 40:1089.
USDA 02l1058 and 02l1059: Cherry Tomato Breeding Lines with High Fruit Beta-Carotene Content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Abbott, J.A. Saftner, R.A. 2005. USDA 02L1058 and 02L1059: Cherry tomato breeding lines with high fruit beta-carotene content. HortScience 40:1569-1570.
Capsicum Annuum L. 'black Pearl' - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. Capsicum annuum L. 'Black Pearl'. 2005. HortScience 40:1571-1573.
Notice of Release of Ornamental Pepper Black Pearl - (Germplasm Release)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2004. Notice of release of ornamental pepper - Black Pearl. USDA, ARS Germplasm/Variety Release Notice.
Inheritance of Tomato Firmness Components in Genotypes Derived from Crosses Between Lycopersicon Esculentum and L. Hirsutum - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J.R., Francis, D. 2004. Inheritance of tomato firmness in genotypes derived from crosses between Lycopersicon esculentum and L. hirsutum [abstract]. Proceeding of the Tomato Breeders Roundtable. Annapolis, Maryland. pp. 39.
Sensory & Objective Quality Attributes of Beta-Carotene and Lycopene-Rich Tomato Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Abbott, J., Saftner, R.A., M. Camp. 2005. Sensory and objective quality attributes of beta-carotene- and lycopene-rich tomato fruit. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130:244-251.
Differential Expression of Capsicum Anthocyanin Structural Genes in Response to Temperature Stress - (Abstract Only)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2004. Differential expression of Capsicum anthocyanin structural genes in response to temperature stress [abstract]. HortScience 39(4):867.
Heritability Patterns of Elastic and Viscoelastic Components of Tomato Firmness Derived from Intra and Interspecific Genetic Backgrounds - (Abstract Only)
Abbott, J.A., Stommel, J.R., Camp, M.J. Heritability patterns of elastic and viscoelastic components of tomato firmness derived from intra- and interspecific genetic backgrounds. Meeting Abstract. HortScience. 2004. V. 39. P. 812.
Capsicum Annuum L. "tangerine Dream" - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Griesbach, R.J. 2004. Capsicum annuum l. 'Tangerine Dream'. Hortscience. 39(2):448-449.
Marker-Based Linkage Maps of Solanum Chacoense Bitter X St. Chacoense Crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ronning, C.M., Haymes, K.M., Sanford, L.L., Stommel, J.R. 2003. An AFLP marker-based linkage map of Solanum chacoense Bitter chromosome 1. Tomato Genetics Cooperative Report 53:31-35.
Phenolic Acid Content and Composition of Eggplant Fruit in a Germplasm Core Subset - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stommel, J.R., Whitaker, B.D. Phenolic acid content and composition of eggplant fruit in a germplasm core subset. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 2003. V. 128. P. 704-710.
Pepper, Ornamental, Capsicum Annuum - (Book / Chapter)
Stommel, J.R., Bosland, P.W. 2006. Ornamental pepper, Capsicum annuum. In: Anderson, N., editor. Flower Breeding and Genetics: Issues, Challenges and opportunities for the 21st Century. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 561-599.
Allelic Plasticity of Simple Sequence Repeats among Domesticated and Wild Species of Capsicum - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, U.K., Padmavathi, N., Saha, S., Besong, S., Bates, G.T., Katam, R., Saha, S., Jenkins, J.N., Stommel, J.R., Quirin, E. 2003. Allelic plasticity of simple sequence repeats among domesticated and wild species of capsicum. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. p. 523.
New Pepper Germplasm for Ornamental and Ornamental/culinary Applications - (Abstract Only) - (23-Jul-01)
Evaluation of Eggplant Germplasm for Fruit Phytonutrient Content - (Abstract Only) - (22-Jul-01)
Barriers and Opportunities for Introgression of Solanum Ochranthum into Tomato Via Somatic Hybridization - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Jun-01)
Development of Scar Markers Linked to the Beta Gene in Tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Feb-01)
Tomato Anthracnose Resistance: Inheritance and Qtl's - (Proceedings) - (02-Dec-00)
Tomato Production: New Opportunities Through Genetic Resources - (Proceedings) - (30-Nov-00)
USDA 97l63, 97l66, and 97l97: Tomato Breeding Lines with High Fruit Beta-Carotene Content - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jun-00)
Qtl Analysis of Anthracnose Resistance in the Cultivated Tomato Lycopersicon Esculentum - (Abstract Only) - (10-Jun-00)
Inheritance and Qtl Analysis of Anthracnose Resistance in the Cultivated Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) - (Proceedings) - (10-Jun-00)
The Conversion of Rapd and Aflp Markers Linked to Beta (B) and Beta-Modifier (Mo-B) Genes from Tomato into Scars - (Abstract Only) - (19-Jan-00)
Improved Phytonutrient Content Through Plant Genetic Improvement - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Sep-99)
Geographical Variation of Solanidane Aglycone Glycoalkaloids in the Wild Potato Species Solanum Chacoense Bitter - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Aug-99)
Development of Molecular Markers Linked to High Pigment (Hp) and Dark Green(dg) Loci in Tomato - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-99)
Geographical Variation of Solanidane Aglycone Glycoalkaloids and Levels of Variability Detected by Aflp Analysis in the Wild Potato Species Solanum Chacoense Bitter - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-99)
Rapd and Aflp Tagging of Two Genes, Beta (B) and Beta Modifier (Mo-B0, Which Influence B-Carotene Accumulation in Fruit of Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum MILL.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-May-99)
Identification and Mapping of Tomato Color Pigment Genes Using Pcr-Based Markers - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-99)
Identification of An Aflp Marker Linked to the Beta-Modifier (Mo-B) Locus and Development of Scar Markers Linked to the Beta (B) and Mo-B Loci in Tomato - (Abstract Only) - (10-Dec-98)
Identification of Molecular Markers Associated with Leptine Production in Apopulation of Solanum Chacoense Bitter - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Jul-98)
Molecular Markers Linked to Quantitative Trait Loci for Anthracnose Resistance in Tomato - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-98)
Identification of Pcr-Based Molecular Markers Linked to B, a Carotenoid-Related Gene in Tomato - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-98)
Molecular Marker Linked to High Solanine\chaconine (Nil\low Leptine) in Solanum Chacoense and Implications for Leptine Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-98)
Development of High Beta-Carotene Tomato Germplasm and Identification of Molecular Markers Linked to the Beta Locus in Tomato - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-98)
Molecular Marker Linked to Nil/low Leptine in Solanum Chacoense and Implications for Leptine Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only) - (01-May-98)
Molecular Tagging of Tomato Color Pigment Genes with Pcr-Based Markers - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-98)
Molecular Marker Linked to High Solanine/chaconine (Nil/low Leptine) in Solanum Chacoense and Implications for Leptine Biosynthesis - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-98)
Identification of Carotenoid Loci in Tomato with Rapd and Aflp Markers - (Abstract Only) - (10-Dec-97)
Inheritance of Resistance to Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum Coccodes in Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Dec-97)
Viral Satellite Rna Expression in Transgenic Tomato Confers Field Toleranceto Cucumber Mosaic Virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Sep-97)
Inheritance of Resistance to Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum Coccodes in Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-97)
Feasibility Studies for in Vitro Grafting and Chimera Formation among Lycopersicson Spp. - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-97)
Inheritance of Leptine Production in Solanum Chacoense - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-97)
Inheritance of Leptine Production in Solanum Chacoense - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-97)
Effects of Gelatin on the Amplification Reaction for Generating Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Dec-96)
Genetic Diversity among Isolates of Phytophthora Infestans from Tomato and Laboratory Evaluation of Lycopersicon Germplasm for Relative Resistance to Late Blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Oct-96)
Field Test Results of Transgenic Tomato Plants Expressing Viral Satellites for Resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Aug-96)
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